• The China Challenge: Guide To Investing Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 1:28 PM ET

    Securities regulators in China recently eased restrictions for Chinese investors in regard to investing overseas, which some market pros believe will lead to even more gains for the parabolic Chinese stock market.

  • Live Coverage of U.S. - China Talks Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 12:48 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi meet  in Washington to discuss trade, energy, and the environment.

  • Hong Kong Stocks Outshine Mainland China Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 12:41 PM ET

    Mainland China is the place to be, right? Not according to Peter Stock. The president and chief investment officer of Stock Investment Management says Hong Kong is a better value -- and he thinks the mainland is a bubble slated to burst. He joined CNBC's Mark Haines to tell "Squawk on the Street" viewers which Hong Kong companies' shares are poised to jump.

  • Finals Contest: Nancy Beaumont Takes Top Spot Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 9:57 AM ET
    Nancy Beaumont

    Good morning. Chinese gaming stocks are in the spotlight Monday as The9 propelled Nancy Beaumont to the top of the pack on its 10.31% gain. The9 was up on the news that Electronic Arts agreed to buy a $167M stake in the company, and also licensed a soccer game to The9. Steven Lee managed to hold onto second even though he was all in cash after Friday's trading. He has now gone all-in on Neurochem.

  • The Chinese government is unlikely to interfere directly in the domestic stock market, a Chinese central bank adviser was quoted on Tuesday as saying.

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday China must move faster in accelerating the flexibility of its currency and increase access to its capital markets.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 8:55 AM ET

    Today could be the day the S&P 500 sets a new closing high if pre-opening activity holds as a barometer. The Richmond Fed survey is the only data point due on a day that is already thick with deal activity. European markets are mixed and Asia was mostly higher.

  • The U.S. trade deficit with China, which hit a record $232.5 billion last year, has become a heated political target for both Democrats and Republicans, illustrating what they say are unfair, predatory Chinese trade practices.

  • S&P 500 Watch: Bull Trap Monday, 21 May 2007 | 8:52 PM ET

    For all the hoopla and headlines about the S&P's near record close, there still remains a rather large and vocal group of investors who remain bearish on stocks. That leads us to ask – what could take this market down?

  • China Merchants Bank Buys Stake in ING's China Fund Monday, 21 May 2007 | 7:52 PM ET

    China Merchants Bank said it plans to buy a 33.4% stake in Dutch financial group ING's  China fund management joint venture.

  • U.S.-China Talks Key to Jobs, 'Stability' Monday, 21 May 2007 | 5:08 PM ET

    Ahead of Tuesday’s trade talks between top U.S. and Chinese officials in Washington, D.C., experts joined “Power Lunch” to provide perspective. “This is the ‘put up or shut up’ summit,” said Peter Navarro, author of The Coming China Wars. ... Robert Scott, an international economist at the Economic Policy Institute, said the trade deficit "threatens the stability of the U.S., and the global economy.”

  • China Trade

    China's central bank said on Friday that it would widen the yuan's daily trading band against the dollar to 0.5%, just days ahead of a key meeting with the United States to discuss trade issues such as the value of China's currency.

  • China to Broaden Debate from Yuan in U.S. Talks Monday, 21 May 2007 | 1:00 AM ET

    After extending an olive branch to the United States by giving its currency more room to move, China is likely to focus on issues other than the yuan to cement progress in trade talks this week.

  • China Set to Acquire $3 Billion Stake in Blackstone Sunday, 20 May 2007 | 8:49 PM ET

    China has agreed to acquire a $3 billion stake in U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group in a deal that marks that country's long-anticipated move to expand how it invests its massive foreign exchange reserve.

  • China has placed $3 billion of the country's huge foreign exchange reserves with U.S.-based private equity firm Blackstone Group to invest abroad, a paper said.

  • China Widens Yuan Band Ahead of U.S. Talks Friday, 18 May 2007 | 11:10 AM ET

    China's central bank said on Friday that it would widen the yuan's daily trading band against the dollar to 0.5%, just days ahead of a key meeting with the United States to discuss trade issues such as the value of China's currency.

  • Share Buybacks Called Bullish Value Sign Friday, 18 May 2007 | 10:20 AM ET

    Share buybacks are seen driving the market rally. But is the record buyback level really a good thing? Jerry Castellini thinks so. The president and CIO of CastleArk Management explained his optimism to "Squawk on the Street" viewers.

  • Paulson Still Trying to Persuade China to Float Yuan Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 9:24 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday he will keep trying to persuade China to let markets set the value of its yuan currency, but this will not eliminate the U.S. trade deficit with China.

  • IPO Market Could Be Best Since 2000 Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 3:08 PM ET

    Shares of China Sunergy soared Thursday in their market debut. The Chinese solar-energy firm is just one of the many public offerings expected to do well this year. On “Power Lunch,” Steve Gelsi, IPO reporter at MarketWatch, told CNBC’s Bill Griffeth that 2007 could be the richest year in the IPO market since "the dot-com bust of 2000."